Seven Israeli companies won Edison Awards for innovation in New York earlier this month, putting them in the winners’ circle with global multinationals such as Procter & Gamble, Dow Chemical, Olympus and NVIDIA.

A gold award in the renewable energy category went to SolarEdge Technologies of Herzliya for its HD-Wave inverter technology that enables more solar power to be produced at lower costs.

Haifa- and Miami-based Insightec won a gold award in the medical innovations category for its noninvasive Exablate Neuro helmet, the first focused ultrasound device approved by the FDA to treat essential tremor.

iPulse Medical of Ra’anana garnered a gold award in the women’s wellbeing category for its wearable Livia menstrual pain relief device, the only medical device clinically proven to eliminate menstrual pain without the use of pain medications.

In the connectivity category, Secdo won a gold award for its Endpoint Security and Automated Incident Response Software. The Ra’anana cybersecurity startup recently was acquired by Palo Alto Networks for a reported $100 million in cash and shares.

A mobile solutions bronze award was won by Anagog’s JedAI, the market’s first on-handset AI engine to convert real-time sensor data into understanding user mobility status and context, without any need for a backend server.

A medical innovations bronze went to NovoCure for its Optune wearable, portable, FDA-approved device for the treatment of glioblastoma (a type of brain cancer) using low-intensity electric fields. Novocure is headquartered in Jersey with its development office in Haifa.

And Innoviz LiDAR by Innoviz Technologies won an Edison bronze award in the autonomous vehicle technologies category. This remote-sensing innovation is expected to contribute to the mass commercialization of autonomous vehicles. Innoviz has its main headquarters in Kfar Saba.

The Edison Awards recognize and honor excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation.
For the full list of 2018 winners, click here.